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Standard-Vacuum Transportation Co., Ltd.
Stanvac Bangkok - (1954-1963)
"Stanvac Bangkok", 10,733 grt, entering Port Elizabeth.
"Stanvac Bangkok" was build in 1945, as "Turner's Gap", by Sun S.B. & D.D. Co., Chester, Pa., Yardnumber # 487.
In 1947 she became "Stanvac Shanghai" and in 1954 "Stanvac Bangkok". Scrapped in 1963.
( Collection Dave Leonard )
 
"Stanvac Bangkok", discharging Durban, Dec. 1955.
( Photo thanks to Dennis Banks )
 
"Stanvac Bangkok", discharging at Soengei Gerong, Indonesia, 1956/1957.
( Photo copyright Walter Oliemans )

T2-SE-A1
Built June 1945 by Sun Shipbuilding Company, Chester, Pennsylvania,
as "Turner's Gap" # 487, for U.M.S.C.
1947 - STANVAC SHANGHAI, Oriental Trade & Transport Co., Ltd., London, BR,172878
1954 - STANVAC BANGKOK, s/o
1955 - Standard-Vacuum Transportation Co., Ltd., London
Broken up at Trieste, 4th quarter 1963, by Sidemar S.p.A.,
arrived Trieste 06.08.1962.

The Miramar Ship Index for "TURNER'S GAP"
IDNo:
2248020
Year:
1945
Name:
TURNER'S GAP
Launch Date:
04.06.1945
Type:
Tanker
Date of completion:
06.1945
Flag:
USA
Keel:

DWT:
16613
Yard No:
487
Length overall:
159.6
Ship Design:
T2-SE-A1
LPP:
153.3
Country of build:
USA
Beam:
20.7
Builder:
Sun
Material of build:
Location of yard:
Chester, Pa
Number of screws/Mchy/Speed(kn):
1TE-15

Subsequent History:
1947 STANVAC SHANGHAI - 1954 STANVAC BANGKOK

Disposal Data:
Scrapped at Trieste 06.08.1962.

History :
ON
LR/IMO
ID
Year
Name
Tons
Name change
Registered Owner
248020
2248020
1945
TURNER'S GAP
10297
U.S. Govt
172878
2248020
1945
STANVAC SHANGHAI
10297
1947
Socony-Vacuum Oil
172878
2248020
1945
STANVAC BANGKOK
10297
1954
Standard-Vacuum Tptn

Vessel Name:
STANVAC BANGKOK
Vessel ID:
500116293
Tonnage:
10,733 gross
Abstract:
Visited Auckland 4 times between 6 Oct 1957 and 2 May 1961 (not all visits may be recorded in this database).